Things women hate about men

The relationship between men and women has always been a love-hate type. Are we from Venus and they, from Mars? Are we as complicated as they make us seem and they, as simple as they claim to be?
Oh yes, we need them and they need us – but then, there are moments when the love and dependency takes a 360 degree turn. I was talking to my gang of girls and little did I realize that our giggling gang had touched upon the latest fashion, the hottest designer, the coolest shades, the new beauty therapy, the latest gizmo, the new patisserie around the corner – and finally, we hung our boots by talking about our respective men – from a rant session to a rag session over how ‘impossible’ they were! From being the man of the house to the baby of the house, a quick run on the things that we hate about men.

• Ask you out, start a relationship with you, then ponder to their guy friends, “I’m not sure if she is my type!”

• Think that there is something wrong about gay men, but lesbians they totally support

• Male chauvinism! We fail to understand why men can stop and ask for direction till its 50 odd kms into the wrong direction?! It’s always been a mystery why they will not stop and ask for directions!

• Tells everyone that you are smothering them and that they are annoyed that you are always around. But the very second you get off work or are out with your friends for a change, your cell phone starts ringing off the hook and he’s saying , “When are coming over. I miss you. I love you. Come back!”

• Temporary amnesia! They remember the names of football and cricketers from some odd country, their scores, their entire career track – but ask them about birthday’s or anniversaries and the scores each player has made, but cannot for the life them remember birthdays, anniversaries and buying gifts. What kind selective memory is that?

• Oh, they nod their head with aplomb when the topic veers towards gender equality! They are all for it! But, when it comes to pitching in with household chores – suddenly, gender equality is an alien lingo!

• They categorize women into two types – a cool type and a marriageable type. They love to hang around with the hip and happening babes, but when it comes to tying the knot, it’s a virgin bride all the way through! As the saying rightly goes, “You can go to a restaurant and look at the menu card, but its home- cooked meal that completes you”. And our men, seem to follow that saying to the T.

• An absolute control over the remote control! There has to be some kind of deep seated relation to this, but it’s yet to be unearthed.

• Strutting around like a peacock! Ugggh…that’s a no – no! Agreed that they are handy when it comes to fixing a loose wire or tightening the nuts and bolts, but constantly stroking their feathers on that count weighs us down.

• Not that there is anything wrong with looking – (we also like to look!), but someone ought to teach the boys the fine art of looking! There is a very fine line between ogling and looking. And somehow, our boys think its all one and the same!